NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion of Coldplay will sit down for a rare Q&A session with a select group of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Coldplay," the two-hour broadcast event, will air live on The Spectrum, channel 28, on Wednesday, November 9 at 12:00 pm ET. The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, an intimate gathering with an iconic musician and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, the surviving members of Nirvana and Tom Petty.
The "SiriusXM Town Hall with Coldplay" will feature the band answering questions from the live studio audience as well as questions from listeners calling in from around the country.
"This is an unprecedented chance to hear an intimate conversation with one of the world's most popular bands," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "The latest installment of our 'Town Hall' series brings the band and their new album, Mylo Xyloto, to their fans and gives them the rare chance to meet this already legendary group."
On Friday, October 21, SiriusXM will launch "Coldplay Radio," a limited-run channel hosted by the members of Coldplay. The channel will feature music from Mylo Xyloto, the band's latest album, scheduled to be released on October 24, as well as songs spanning the band's career and music by artists selected by Coldplay.
"Coldplay Radio" will also include a classic Coldplay performance, recorded in 2000, which will be broadcast as part of SiriusXM's "Live from the BBC Vault" concert series. "Coldplay Radio" will air through Sunday, October 23.
Mylo Xyloto was recorded in London and produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Bjork, Mumford and Sons), Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno (U2, David Bowie). Coldplay has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven Grammy® Awards, six Brit Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards. The band's last album, 2008's Viva La Vida, charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.coldplay.com.
The Spectrum plays music spanning the past, present and future. Listeners will hear artists like U2, Dave Matthews, REM, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Wilco, David Gray, Neil Young, Counting Crows, Ryan Adams and more.
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